BEDMINSTER, NJ, NASHUA, NH and SAN DIEGO — From the BREW 2003 Developers Conference Verizon Wireless, the nation's largest wireless service provider and a leader in mobile data, and Chasma, Inc., a leading publisher of entertainment applications for wireless devices, today announced the availability of Chasma's Atom Smash, Gem Jam and Hangman games for Verizon Wireless' Get It NowSM service. Gem Jam is a puzzle game that pushes players to their limit, while Atom Smash test players to think as strategists as they help in critical atom research. Going back to a favorite childhood game, Hangman, is even more fun on Get It Now.
Once downloaded, Atom Smash, Gem Jam and Hangman are easy to use, can be learned in minutes and will give players hours of challenging enjoyment. Verizon Wireless customers with Get It Now-capable phones can download Atom Smash, Gem Jam and Hangman over the air onto their phone and pay just $2.49 monthly access for each, or $6.25 for unlimited use for each.
"The Get It Now service from Verizon Wireless is leading the charge for compelling wireless experiences, and Chasma is pleased to be launching its first application with North America's largest wireless carrier," said Dave Bell, CEO of Chasma, Inc. "With our youth oriented heritage, Chasma is able to deliver applications like Atom Smash and Gem Jam that will appeal to and excite Gen X & Y."
"Chasma's game and entertainment applications are great fun for our wireless game customers," said Paul Palmieri, director of business development, data services, for Verizon Wireless. "The ease of use of Chasma's applications promise to make them very popular."
Customers can purchase Get It Now-capable phones at more than 1,200 Verizon Wireless Communications Stores throughout the country, at participating RadioShack locations, or online at www.verizonwireless.com.
About Verizon WirelessVerizon Wireless is the nation's leading provider of wireless communications. The company has the largest nationwide wireless voice and data network and 33.3 million customers. Headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more information on the Web at www.verizonwireless.com.
About Get It NowGet It Now service from Verizon Wireless expands a wireless phone into an entertainment device that can also increase personal productivity. Customers with Get It Now-capable phones can download applications over the air and purchase them from their phones. Get Games and Get Fun keep customers entertained, while Get Going applications, made for today's mobile lifestyle, offers restaurant location services with maps, directions and more. View and share digital photos with Get Pix or identify incoming callers by assigning a unique ring with Get Tones. A variety of license-pricing options from a free demonstration to single use to monthly subscriptions are available.
About ChasmaChasma, Inc. (www.chasma.net) helped ignite the wireless revolution as one of the first youth-oriented mobile entertainment companies in the world. Today, Chasma is a leading publisher of interactive entertainment applications for wireless devices around the world. With a large and growing portfolio of successful applications, and access to popular consumer brands, Chasma is a key partner for leading carriers who offer entertainment services to their subscribers and for independent developers that develop original, compelling wireless entertainment content.####